Suzanne F. Delbanco, Ph.D. is the executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform. CPR is a non-profit organization working for coordinated action among the largest purchasers of health care and health plans to reform the way we pay for health care in the U.S. to improve quality and cost. In addition to her duties at CPR, Ms. Delbanco is on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Coordinating Committee of the Measure Application Partnership for HHS. She just joined HFMA’s Health Leadership Council and serves on the boards of Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, the Anvita Health Advisory Council, the executive committee of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, and participates in the Healthcare Executives Leadership Network.
Prior to CPR, Suzanne was President, Health Care Division at Arrowsight, Inc., a company using video to help hospitals measure the performance of health care workers and provide them with feedback while they are working to improve adherence to safety and quality protocols. From 2000-2007, Ms. Delbanco was the founding CEO of The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Group uses the collective leverage of its large corporate and public members to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans.
Before joining Leapfrog, Ms. Delbanco was a senior manager at the Pacific Business Group on Health where she worked on the Quality Team. Prior to PBGH, Suzanne worked on reproductive health policy and the changing healthcare marketplace initiative at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy and a M.P.H. from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.